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A Brand New Year -- Reaching for Lofty Heights
Sunday, January 01, 2017      10 comments

As I sat last evening contemplating what I would like to accomplish in 2017, tides of thoughts came over me but constant throughout was the fact that I must learn to give God my life each and every day! So, my goals -- not resolutions -- for th... Read more
Merry Christmas from Austin TX
Sunday, December 25, 2016      5 comments

I arrived here Christmas Eve to spend the holiday and her 35th birthday with my daughter, Melissa. Feelin' a bit guilty leaving the hubs in Salt Lake City where it is snowing like crazy but .... He has sworn off flying and there was no time to ... Read more
Dreaming Big Dreams
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      3 comments

My heart is so burdened for those who are enslaved, homeless, hungry -- this is my biggest dream that I can be used to serve these people. Prompted by one of our team moderators, I have put together a list of just how I could go about accomplis... Read more
42 Days Until 2017
Saturday, November 19, 2016      6 comments

OMGosh ... this year is almost at a close ... I can hardly believe how fast it has gone. We have survived so many downfalls, but there are still 42 days to succeed this year. Ramp up and let's do this!!!!... Read more
Fall Back --- Literally!!!!
Monday, November 07, 2016      3 comments

Doc changed my meds, stress eating, and I don't know what else --- not a happy camper! Weighed in at 209.8 -=- a whopping 11.8-lb gain!!! Not good!!!!... Read more
Life's Hurdles
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      7 comments

My goal for the last 15 weeks of this year have been severely siderailed!!! The past month has been plagued with sickness, accidents, unexpected monetary expenses and death. One of my best friends was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer m... Read more
15 Weeks
Saturday, September 17, 2016      3 comments

left in this year --- where has the time gone? My pledge to myself is to lose at least 1 lb per week for the remainder of this year! Back to water aerobics this week and switching to my Weight Watchers' eating plan.... Read more
Awesome Event
Saturday, September 10, 2016      3 comments

It was a beautiful day for the MS Walk ... Citi was the #1 fundraising organization -- we presented them with a check for over $9000 -- $5000 from Citi and the rest all donations from our Citi employees in Roy UT! We made it the whole 5K and th... Read more
MS Walk Tomorrow
Friday, September 09, 2016      8 comments

The big day is tomorrow -- have worked on Citi's MS Walk Outreach Committee for these past several months and tomorrow is the actual walk! I reached my personal donation goal with the help of family and friends (in fact I exceeded it with the c... Read more
Home -- Time to Buckle Down
Monday, September 05, 2016      4 comments

Well, made the whirlwind move of my daughter to Round Rock TX. Left Salt Lake on Monday, 29 Aug, and drove 12 hours to Albuquerque NM. Spent the night in a lovely LaQuinta Hotel (we were traveling with a 145-lb Chocolate Lab). Drove 13 hours ... Read more
Emotionally Tough Week
Saturday, August 27, 2016      6 comments

So another change which is why I missed reporting my activity this past week --- had to drive my daughter to Texas for her new job ... trip was moved up again ... not certain she is very satisfied with the way her new District Manager has handle... Read more
Texas Move - Fast Train Approaching
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      6 comments

My heart is still heavy about the move to Texas for my daughter but .... must let her spread her wings and fly and advance with her company. We will pack her out on 31 August and she will begin the drive to Texas with a trusted friend. We are ... Read more
NEWS FLASH!!!!
Thursday, July 14, 2016      7 comments

My daughter has been selected to open the new IT'SUGAR store in Austin TX -- I am very happy for her because it is a step in the direction of her goal to be a District Manager with her company; however, my heart is heavy because she will be movi... Read more
Dawg Off to a Good Start
Sunday, June 26, 2016      7 comments

So ... my verses for this week are Psalm 46:10 and Colossians 3:23 My daughter has been offered, verbally, a new It'Sugar store opening in Austin TX in September. While I am so happy for her to get this opportunity to move up in her compan... Read more
Happy Father's Day
Sunday, June 19, 2016      4 comments

to all the Fathers who provide for their families, take an active interest in raising their children, who work hard to enjoy life fully ... Enjoy your special day! This is a difficult day for my family as we lost our stepdad yesterday morni... Read more

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